The Perfect Nurul Huda; I Ramble: 26 July 2021

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

I spent some time thinking of what The Perfect Nurul Huda will do everyday.

I do not think I will ever be able to turn into The Perfect Nurul Huda. It looks downright impossible. Nonetheless, I thought it will be fun to share an aspect of The Perfect Nurul Huda. Her daily routine. Be entertained.

– START –

Hello, my name is Nurul Huda and I am the Metropolitan Muslimah. This is my daily routine.

D A I L Y

I wake up at 4am everyday. I turn off my alarm. I recite my waking up prayer and make my side of the bed. That takes me 5 minutes.

I usually need to relieve my bladder when I get up. I brush my teeth and take my ablution. That takes up 5 minutes.

I pray Tahajud. It is not mandatory but I think it is the best form of meditation. That just takes 5 minutes. If I have my period, I go through The 99 Names and the meanings instead.

I exercise until 4.30am and my cooling down activity is cooking for lunch and dinner until 5.30am.

I wash up until 6am.

I pray Subuh, recite Ayatul Kursi, and read a page of the Quran. If I have my period, I recite Ayatul Kursi and read Quran translation instead. It takes me 15 minutes.

I garden until 6.45am.

I work on SG until 7.45am and SMC until 8.45am.

I have my bre. That takes 15 minutes.

That’s my standard morning routine for both my work and off days. Right now, I will talk about my routine on the days I need to work.

W O R K  D A Y

I get ready for work until 9.30am.

From then until 10.30am, I am in transit to work. During my journey, work on MM. I usually get peckish after travelling. If I reach earlier, I get a can of Milo from the vending machine and a packet of Hello Panda biscuits.

I work until 9pm. During my break times, I pray Zohor, Asar, Maghrib, Isyak and recite Ayatul Kursi and Al-Waqiah after Isyak. If I have my period, I will recite Ayatul Kursi and the 99 Names and read the translation of Al-Waqiah. I also socialise with my colleagues to strengthen our team spirit.

It takes an hour for me to reach home. During the journey, I catch up and follow up on messages from family and friends.

I have supper with my husband until 10.30pm.

I wash up until 11pm and call it a night.

Let us backstep a bit to where I stopped with my daily morning routine and continue with my off day routine.

O F F  D A Y

From 9am to 10am, I work on MM.

From 10am to 12pm, I bake something because I have an oven. It is a shame not to use it. Alternatively, if I do not have the budget for baking, I take a walk to clock in steps for The Conqueror’s Challenge.

From 12pm to 12.30pm, I have lunch with my husband.

After that, I put in an hour of writing. It can be anything ranging from a letter to writing lyrics for a song. I take short break for Zohor and Ayatul Kursi. On Fridays, I read Al-Kahfi. If I have my period, I will recite Ayatul Kursi and the 99 Names of Allah. This applies for the rest of the prayer breaks until Maghrib.

I study music until 2.30pm.

I sing until 3.30pm.

I study programming until 4.30pm.

I check on my finances and mail until 5pm. I take a break in between for Asar and Ayatul Kursi.

I livestream for half an hour and then play another game until 6pm.

I do house chores until 6.30pm.

I have dinner with my husband until 7pm.

I study a language until 8pm.

I practise my calligraphy and/or handlettering until 8.30pm. I pray Maghrib in between and recite Ayatul Kursi.

I pray Isyak and recite Ayatul Kursi and Al-Waqiah until 9pm. If I have my period, I recite Ayatul Kursi and the translation of Al-Waqiah.

I work on my bullet journal until 10pm.

I get my clothes and things ready for work until 10.30pm.

I read until 11pm and call it a night.

– END –

Yup, The Perfect Nurul Huda is also pressed for time. She needs more time to pursue every interest she has. I think I believe myself now when I say I do not have enough time in one day. As it turns out, I really do not. There is no absolutely-nothing-to-do time. And I am supposedly already starting my day at 4am. So how else to find more time? It simply is ridiculous.

Still, no matter how ridiculous and impossible that routine sounds, I think I will strive towards it. As long as it keeps me focused on living, why not?

And Allah is The Entirely Merciful. – MM

Author: Baeda

Born 1989. Female. Metropolitan Muslimah. Songstress. Teacher in the Early Childhood Care and Education sector in Singapore. Gooner since the signing of Mesut Özil on 2 September 2013. We won two back-to-back FA Cups since. Made my first trip to the Emirates on 10 May 2015 followed by my first home game against Swansea City on 11 May 2015, which we lost 0-1.

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